Cover Reveal: Whispers in the Dark by Chris McDonald


A little earlier this year Chris McDonald stayed in with me to chat all about his debut novel A Wash of Black in a post you can read here. With A Wash of Black achieving rave reviews, today I’m thrilled to be helping reveal the next book in Chris’s Erika Piper seriesWhispers in the Dark.

Whispers in the Dark will be published by Red Dog Press in all formats on 14th November 2020 and is available for pre-order here.

Let’s see what Chris has in store for us in Whispers in the Dark:

Whispers in the Dark


Whispers in the Dark

Who will heed the call when Death comes whispering?

Small time drug dealer, Marcus Stone and DCI Clive Burston had never met until one night in August. But by the end of that night, both had been shot dead in a small bedroom in the heart of gang territory.

DI Erika Piper is called to the scene but is at a loss to explain what’s happened. How did these two even meet, let alone end up dead in what appears to be a strange murder-suicide? As Erika leads the investigation, another two bodies are found, killed in a similar fashion. One murder, one suicide. But who is controlling this macabre puppet show?

As Erika delves deeper into the lives of the dead, the pieces begin to fit together and a number of nefarious characters crawl out of the woodwork – one of whom is almost certainly pulling the strings.

A catastrophic event and a personal miracle threaten to derail the investigation. Erika must find the strength to continue, before the whispers catch up with her too…


Now doesn’t that sound exciting? And in case you missed details of the first Erika Piper book, A Wash of Black, here they are again:

A Wash of Black

A wash of black


Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead.

When the body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago, DI Erika Piper must find the culprit; the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer.’

Having recently returned to work after suffering a near fatal attack herself, she must once again prove her worth. But when another body is found, and the killer issues a personal threat, Erika must put her demons aside and crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences.

Published by Red Dog Books on 4th February, A Wash of Black is available for purchase here and directly from the publisher here.

About Chris McDonald


Originally hailing from the north coast of Northern Ireland and now residing in South Manchester, Chris McDonald has always been a reader. At primary school, The Hardy Boys inspired his love of adventure, before his reading world was opened up by Chuck Palahniuk and the gritty world of crime.

He’s a fan of 5-a-side football, has an eclectic taste in music ranging from Damien Rice to Slayer and loves dogs.

Follow Chris on Twitter @cmacwritescrime and Instagram. You can find him on Facebook too.

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